Western Michigan University's National Public Radio station WMUK 102.1 FM was recognized for broadcasting excellence, receiving three awards in this category from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Great Lakes Media Show in Lansing, Michigan, March 7.
"We're excited to have received these awards from our peers across Michigan," says Stephen Williams, WMUK's general manager. "WMUK's excellent news, culture and entertainment coverage continues to connect us deeply with communities across Southwest Michigan.
"Critically, it helps bring light to regional issues and opportunities that our audiences want to learn more about. It's always heartening to see that work be acknowledged by our peers."
Station staff members winning awards for programs and promotions are:
Jack Perlstein, classical music announcer/producer, for one All Ears Theatre promotion of "The Legend of Rip Van Winkle" and "Chase Marlow, U.S. Marshall," Best Public Radio Marketing Materials and Promos.
Earlene McMichael, Local Morning Edition Host, for "WestSouthwest Broadcast: Live @Chenery Auditorium with Trayvon Martin's Mother, Sybrina Fulton," Merit (second place) Public Radio News Special or Public Affairs Program. (She won Best in this category in 2015.)
Craig Freeman, host; Cara Lieurance, producer; and Martin Klemm, sound engineer, for "Weekend Let's Hear It: The Last Gasp Collective," Merit (second place) Public Radio Musical Programming.
Last year, WMUK received two 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards for promotions and musical programming.